This project addresses the various histories and possible futures of the Town of Ashland and its Superfund site, the Nyanza Colorant Plant. The project consists of the interplay between physical locations and mental constructs, memories and aspirations, alphanumerical structures and feelings, feelings as sensations and as cold hard facts.
"...From 1917 to 1978, the site was used to produce textile dyes, intermediates, and other products. Nyanza Inc. operated on this site from 1965 until 1978, when it ceased operations. Large volumes of industrial wastewater containing high levels of acids and numerous organic and inorganic chemicals, including mercury, were generated by these companies. Some of the wastes were partially treated and discharged into the Sudbury River through a small stream, referred to as Chemical Brook..."